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Oregon’s Legislature is proposing Senate Bill 959, which addresses legislative financial compensation. As it stands, Oregon lawmakers earn $31,200 a year and a $149 per diem payment for meals and lodging, roughly averaging around $2,000 a month. SB 959 changes the way Oregon legislators are compensated by correlating it to the annual average salary of all Oregonians — increasing policy-maker’s pay by about 63%.
In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech to Oregon legislators in the Capitol House chambers in Salem.
Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Press Lawmakers recently held hearings to consider potential bills for the upcoming legislative session at the Orego…
Lawmakers consider extending fish screen tax credit
Mark Mulvihill (right) fields questions after a 2015 presentation at the Oregon Leadership Summit at the Oregon Convention Center. Mulvihill, …
Despite years of campaign promises, Oregon’s Democrat majority has underfunded Oregon schools for more than a decade, shortchanging our children.